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Articles : November 2008

Divorce and family law explained 

Greater protection against forced marriages

By Woolley & Co, on Friday November 28, 2008 at 3:39pm

The Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007 came into force on the 25th November 2008. The Act enables a party to apply for a Forced Marriage Protection Order (an FMPO). The principal aim of the Act is to prevent forced marriages from taking place and stop attempts to force a party into marriage. If the marriage has already taken place there are additional powers to protect the victim and enable the party to move away from the relationship. A forced marriage is...

10 things your children will thank you for

By Woolley & Co, on Thursday November 27, 2008 at 2:41pm

Keeping arguments away from them and avoid criticism of the other parent. Being able to talk to the other parent about their needs (even though it may be hard sometimes) Allowing them to miss the other parent and make contact when they want to, even encouraging contact when you think they might want it. Recognise they have feelings which might be confusing and contradictory. Ask them what they think and listen to what they say (but do not make them...

Special Guardianship Orders

By Woolley & Co, on Tuesday November 18, 2008 at 2:40pm

What is a special guardianship order?A Special Guardianship order is one that members of a child’s family may consider where the child or children are being cared for permanently by family members other than their parents. This could apply for example to grandparents, aunts or uncles.For a number of years the Court has been able to assist parents and grandparents where issues arise in relation to arrangements for their children. A Child Arrangement Order may be...

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